Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Unforgettable adventure finds Wild Boy back in North Island

Unforgettable adventure finds Wild Boy back in North Island


Brando Yelavich aka the Wild Boy is midway through his “epic adventure”
circumnavigating New Zealand’s coasts solo! The 20 year old has undertaken on this challenge to raise funds for New Zealand’s Ronald McDonald Houses that take care of thousands of Kiwi families by providing free accommodation and support whilst their children receive specialist medical treatment in hospitals located far from home.

Brando is covering the distance one step at a time, not relying on anything else. He walks, runs, kayaks and swims across our vast land while catching his own dinner and if he doesn’t find anything, he simply doesn’t eat.

Brando is days away from landing in the Capital City which is no mean feat for a 20 year old who is self-reliant on his journey. Upon his arrival into Wellington on Tuesday 4th special Powhiri will be performed by the Wellington East Girls High School Kapa Haka group at the Interislander terminal, which is open to the public. We hope for a big crowd turn out to cheer Brando along and show our support.

Brando has already exceeded his fundraising goal of $10,000.00, and the current tally of $10,700.00 continues to rise.

Ronald McDonald Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalised the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.

The funds raised from Brando’s incredible efforts will go directly to the operations of the Houses.

Keep a look out in the Wellington area for Brando – you won’t miss his 35KG rucksack! If you can offer a ride or a bite to eat this will be greatly appreciated. Wellington’s CQ Hotel has already given Brando a warm bed whilst in Wellington. New Zealand’s ‘small and friendly’ reputation is being highlighted as locals are already showing this young man kindness along route.

If you can offer a helping hand in some way please contact todd@toddyelavich.co.nz .

For updates on a confirmed time of Brando’s arrival to Wellington; go to:

https://www.facebook.com/RunningFullaNZ#!/RonaldMcDonaldHouseWellington

OR

https://www.facebook.com/RunningFullaNZ

If you are interested in donating to Brando’s cause, you can do so by heading to his online fundraising page http://www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/AroundTheCoast/.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: Henry Rollins Burning Down The House

With his lantern jaw, close-cropped hair, and muscle-bound physique, Henry Rollins could not be further from the US Marine image his appearance might suggest. More>>

A Series Of Tubes: 150 Years Of The Cook Strait Cable

“It was a momentous achievement for its time. The successful connection came on the third attempt at laying the cable, and followed a near disaster when the first cable snapped - almost destroying the ship Weymouth in the process,” says Ms Adams. More>>

ALSO:

February 2017: Guns N' Roses - New Zealand Dates Announced

Founder Axl Rose and former members, Slash and Duff McKagan have regrouped for one of the century’s most anticipated tours... Rolling Stone said: "This was the real thing, the thing we'd all been waiting for: the triumphant return of one of the most important bands to cross rock music history. And it happened in our lifetime.” More>>

Werewolf: Brando, Peckinpah And Billy The Kid

Gordon Campbell: Initially, One-Eyed Jacks was supposed to have been directed by Stanley Kubrick from a script by Sam Peckinpah – yet it quickly became Brando’s baby... More>>

Book Awards: ANZAC Heroes Wins Margaret Mahy Book Of The Year

“Simply stunning, with gold-standard production values,” say the judges of the winner of this year’s Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award in the prestigious New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. ANZAC Heroes is also the winner of the Elsie Locke Award for the Best Book in the Non-Fiction category. More>>

Baby Animals: Hamilton Zoo Rhino Calf Named

Hamilton Zoo’s latest rhino calf has been named Samburu and he's being celebrated with a unique zoo experience... Samburu arrived after his mother Kito’s 16-month pregnancy and the calf brings the number of white rhinos at Hamilton Zoo to six. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news